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COMMENDATION - BRONZE MEDAL

THE PRESIDENTS MEDALS 2004

JESSAM AL-JAWAD University of Edinburgh Leith Ferry Terminal Tutors: Dr Mark Dorrian and Dr Stephen Cairns This project proposes a new terminal at Leith (Port of Edinburgh) for ships crossing to Zeebrugge. Stacking the vehicle-handling and terminal facilities vertically, it envisages the building as a screen against which the boat docks. Conceptually, it acts as a visual threshold between the cars parked in the 'apron' and the ferry on arrival. As well as framing the boat when it is in dock, the building brings the exchange of the passengers departing and arriving into close proximity, although they remain separated.

COMMENDATION - BRONZE MEDAL GARETH SYMS Heriot-Watt University 'Wonderland] Air Terminal at Oban Airport Tutors: Peter Hawley and Douglas Cruickshank This project focuses on the design of an air terminal building for 150,000 passengers. It supports an imaginative interface between earth and sky in the dramatic landscape of Ardmucknish Bay. Syms envisages the earth's crust cracking open like an ice sheet, with the sharp jagged edges of the crack framing a dark cavern beneath the earth's surface. Passengers arrive by car and ascend to the hanging lounge.

Beneath the mirrored lounge, passengers see cars move and park. Overhead, they see an idle aircraft, waiting for them to ascend once more.

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